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July 30, 1931 March 26, 2022
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Garner “Tarz” Sowle, 90, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Cottages, Oconto Falls. Garner was born July 30, 1931 in Roundup, Montana to the late John and Florence (Garner) Sowle. He married Jeanne Windey on May 21, 1955. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2007. Garner spent most of his childhood in Lanark, IL where his father was from. He graduated from Greendale High School in 1951. Garner purchased Oconto Metal Finishing from his father-in-law in 1956 and sold it in 1996 to Leggett ad Platt. Garner served his country in the US Air Force.

Garner is survived by a daughter, Currie (Kevin) Dolata; three sons, Glenn (Bonnie) Sowle, Steven “Wib” (Judy) Sowle, Russell “Rooster” (Heide) Sowle; a brother, Gary (Sue) Sowle; eight grandchildren, Drew Sowle, Lauren Sowle, Riley (Anita) Sowle, Braden Sowle, Garrett (Courtney) Sowle, Camille Sowle, McKenna York, Jacob (Brittany) Shallow; five great grandchildren and bonus daughter, Cary Yudes. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Johna Grimm, Beverly Dalecki, and Mary Sowle and a grandson, Lucas Shallow.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Oconto K9 Unit.
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